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Cinco de Mayo

  • News

    May 15, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Reader: Just call it what it is -- Gringo de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo brought the crowds to Civic Center Park this past weekend, where they listened to music, looked at lowriders, and ate such American inventions as the Pueblo slopper -- an open-faced hamburger smothered in green chile. Authentic Mexican food? No -- but then, Cinco de Mayo is not an auth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Cinco places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo today, and a bonus recipe

    Although Cinco de Mayo is far from an official holiday in Mexico, it's become a major deal in this country -- and the celebrations started early this year, with deals and parties all weekend. But they're not over yet: Here are cinco places to really mark Cinco de Mayo today. See also: Ask a Mexican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Photos: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2014 at Civic Center Park

    As you know, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Monday this year -- but why waste a perfectly good weekend leading up to it? That was the mindset of the folks who gathered on Saturday and Sunday at Civic Center Park to mark the occasion early. Our Brandon Marshall was on hand to capture photos of the action. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Free food, fish and fundraisers on this week's culinary calendar

    It's Cinco de Mayo today, and although the city celebrated this unofficial holiday over the weekend, there's still plenty to do in Denver today -- and all week. In addition to Mexican beers and margaritas, the culinary calendar includes private chef dinners, a chocolate festival and even some free f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    From green chile to ramen to Women Cook!, this is a tasty weekend

    May has arrived, with good weather reports and a weekend full of fun. Not only is this Cinco de Mayo weekend, but eateries in the city's arts districts will be hopping on First Friday. You can also taste Jeff Osaka's noodle soup and get into the dark side of the Fourth. But save some room -- and cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), May 2-4

    Are you eager to go out this weekend but have an empty wallet? Fortunately, Denver is full of inexpensive entertainment, from a Cinco de Mayo fest to a birthday bash for the late, great James Brown. We've picked out ten of the best events in town, and none of them cost more than $10. Check out the W ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Photos: Cinco de Mayo fills Civic Center Park with color and culture

    Civic Center Park was filled with color and culture over the weekend during the city's annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The all-day event featured food, dancers, costumes and chihuahua races among other festivities -- and photographer Danielle Lirette stopped by to capture the action. Continue read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Five ways to taste Cinco de Mayo this weekend

    Happy Friday! Don't drink too much at First Friday, because Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday. Here are five of the top food and drink celebrations going down around town -- and if you know of any other good Drinco de Mayo party/deals, post them in the comments section below. See also: - Cinco de Mayo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Fiestas at Rio Grande, a pop-up beer dinner and more on this week's calendar

    It'll be a busy week for the Rio Grande chain. The Fort Collins location has collaborated with Odell's Brewery and is hosting a release party for Chueco Mexican Lager, a 9 percent agave amaranth beer brewed especially for Rio. The event begins this Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.; visit the Facebook pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby parties tomorrow: Drinco de Mayo!

    Happy Friday! Don't drink too much at First Friday, because Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby will go head to head in a battle for your hearts and stomachs tomorrow. Here's a quick rundown of all the action -- and if you know of any Drinco de Mayo party/deals we missed, feel free to post them in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, May 4-6, 2012

    From Cinco de Mayo celebrations to the First Friday art walk, Denver has plenty of stuff going on this weekend that won't totally demolish your savings. Whether you fancy mariachi music, watching a chihuahua race or meeting a grunge legend in-person, we've got it all here for less than ten bones. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early at El Diablo

    El Diablo, 101 Broadway, will kick off its Cinco Central 2012 party tonight. Starting at 6 p.m., guests can enjoy live Latin music from DJ Gonzo and the Qrquesta La Brava salsa band while sipping on some of Denver's best margaritas -- and then dancing, depending on how many margs they consume. The t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Mint margarita: Toast both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo

    Two of Denver's best occasions for drinking -- the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo -- will collide on Saturday, May 5. The traditional drink of the Derby is the mint julep, of course, and margaritas are always flowing during Cinco de Mayo. But rather than have to declare your alcohol allegiance, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Danilo Gallinari a missing person so far in Nuggets-Lakers playoffs series

    Denver blog posts shoot...and score! Denver Stiffs' Colin Neilson thinks Nugs Danilo Gallinari and Arron Afflalo have done a vanishing act versus the Lakers thus far. Big Media's Jason Salzman offers tips for covering Cinco de Mayo. Denver Egotist touts an experimental short by We Drink It Black. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Guess where I'm drinking this mint julep?

    Saturday could very well be a national holiday for drinkers, with Cinco de Mayo celebrations colliding with Kentucky Derby-watching parties. It's not hard to find a good margarita around town -- but a great mint julep? That's a much more elusive creature. Still, I recently found a perfect version -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Colorado beer calendar: Cinco de Mayo, sour beers, and house yeasts

    The entire craft-brewing world will be in San Diego this week for the annual Craft Brewers Conference, which allows brewers from across the country to share ideas, knowledge and plenty of beer. Plus, they get to spend time in America's Finest City. More than 2,600 people are expected to be there, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Five Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Denver this weekend

    Cinco de Mayo may not be a huge holiday in Mexico (contrary to popular belief, May 5 is not Independence Day in that country), but it's definitely a major party here in Denver. Here are five Cinco de Mayo celebrations guaranteed to turn your weekend into a major fiesta.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Salt unveils a $25 "Millionaire's Margarita"

    On May 5, you'll be able to pick your reason to drink: not only is it the date of this year's Kentucky Derby, which is our favorite reason to suck down mint juleps while wearing a funny hat, it's also Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that always brings Denverites out to drink, usually to the tune of pitcher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Some like it hot! Diego's and El Taco de Mexico win the Cinco de Mayo green chile contest

    El Taco de Mexico, still a winner.​Some like it hot! The festivities at this past weekend's Cinco de Mayo festival in Civic Center Park included the fourth annual green chile contest. And the winner's are: Judges' awards: First place: El Taco de Mexico Second place: La Noria Carneceria Thir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Moscato: The wine to drink when you don't feel like getting drunk

    ​Last weekend's back-to-back Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby party shenanigans left us feeling more than a little ready to lay off the sauce for a minute. Yet by noon on Sunday, there we were, staring down the wine list at brunch, feeling that familiar urge. That's when it hit us: There is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Piñata accident: Your moment of lulz

    ​You've got to hand it to Mexicans: Those folks know how to get down. Besides Cinco de Mayo last weekend -- probably the greatest party of the year -- they also invented the piñata, which, with its injury-prone combination of dizziness, blindfolds, probable drunkenness and a wildly swinging b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, May 6-8, 2011

    ​While you're waiting for your Cinco de Mayo hangover to go away, you might want to start planning your (accidental) three-day weekend. Thankfully, there is plenty for you to do this weekend, even if you need to stay away from booze for a few days. We've got poetry, comics, chocolate, art open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Cinco de Mayo festival on Seis and Siete de Mayo in downtown Denver

    ​You've counted down the days. May 1, May 2, May 3... Now it's here. Cinco de Mayo -- the biggest one-day holiday that spans dos días of food, drinks and fun in downtown Denver. On the big day on Saturday, the Cinco de Mayo Parade returns for its 19th annual walk-through -- after a two-year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Update: The House sees the light, and passes Senate Bill 60

    ​The Colorado House gave light beer lovers a Cinco de Mayo present yesterday, passing Senate Bill 60 -- which would allow bars and restaurants to sell any beer, no matter how light -- on a second reading. And now word has come in that SB 60 just passed the full House -- which means the next s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Hangover cure: The michelada

    Esquire​Feeling a little woozy from celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Perhaps you'd like to continue your Mexican-themed festivities and cure your hangover in a traditional way: sucking down a michelada.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Ruby Hill Habanero seeds add that southwest Denver spice: Kenny Be's Hip Tip

    ​ Don't let this weekend's Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day party schedule keep you from digging in your garden. Summer weather blazes into town today and the heat is on -- especially for urban gardeners who plant electric-red Ruby Hill Habaneros from the Denver Neighborhood Seed Co....

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Today: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with barbecue, beer...and tequila

    ​Although Cinco de Mayo celebrations started last weekend, the party begins in earnest today. Among the festivities on tap for tonight: Vine Street Pub had to reschedule its Smokin' Hot Anniversary Party because of bad weather, and it will kick off today -- rain or shine -- at 4:20 p.m. at Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Reader: Government has no business telling us what beers we can drink

    ​The news that Corona Light qualifies as heavy-enough to be sold in Colorado bars and restaurants -- just in time for Cinco de Mayo! -- inspired this from mtnrunner2: Bless you, o omnipotent state government, for permitting us do something we should have been able to do all along without your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Thursday is the new Friday: Kick off the weekend with Cinco de Mayhem at Cervantes'!

    ​Bust out your sombreros hombres, it's time to bailar en la dance floor. In addition to being the official unofficial start of the weekend, this Thursday also happens to be Cinco de Mayo. If you haven't already found another Cinco event in which to get your drinko, take a gander at this list a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo: Shut up

    ​A lot of people in America don't know much about Cinco de Mayo. One popular perception, for example, is that it's Mexico's Independence Day; in fact it's not -- that would be September 16 -- so it's no surprise that, when we're celebrating Cinco de Mayo, many of us have no idea why. On the ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Odelay Tacos opens today inside 3014

    ​Inspired by how the nearby Atomic Cowboy added Fat Sully's and Denver Biscuit Company to its amenities, David Senger decided to put an authentic taco shop inside his bar, 3014. And Odelay Tacos will make its debut at 4 p.m. today, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. The menu includes el pastor, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Ten things to do on Cinco de Mayo

    ​Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, a day commemorating the Mexican army's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla. In honor of the occasion, rather than randomly heading off to your closest Mexican restaurant or bar to drink some tequila, we've come up with a list of things to do and places to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    What week is it? A breakdown of everything you could be celebrating, May 2 - 8

    This dude is about the bring the party.​It's a new month, which means the usual slew of designations intended to raise awareness of things that generally continue getting ignored as per usual during that month -- but for those who are paying attention, May is pretty much a glass case of contra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day and more

    A Flickr photo.​Mother's Day is Sunday -- so if you haven't yet made arrangements for a beautiful bouquet and fabulous brunch for Mom, get moving. Also on the culinary calendar this week: Cinco de Mayo and a little race called the Kentucky Derby...

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Colorado craft-brewed Mexican lagers on tap before Cinco de Mayo

    Ska Brewing​Mexican-style craft-brewed lagers are set to make a splash in Denver this summer, with a couple of new ones joining the fiesta in the run-up to Cinco de Mayo. Because of its lighter, more mellow profile, Mexican lager isn't a style that's common among craft brewers, who typically ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Top ten places to Mex it up on Cinco de Mayo

    Shela BurgessBenny's patio is a popular hot spot.​A sunny Cinco de Mayo -- what are you still doing inside on a computer? Below are ten places, listed in no particular order, where you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo and enjoy the weather. (And if you know of other good celebrations, please shar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Party down with Bob Schaffer's margarita

    Did you miss this weekend's Cinco de Mayo festivities in Civic Center Park? You can still get a taste of them by picking up a bottle of Coyote Gold Premium Margarita -- the margarita that former U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer's wife, Maureen, is marketing along with her Fort Collins business par ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009

    Food Fiesta

    The forecast is chili for Cinco de Mayo.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    MiniBAR mini-opening; grand opening this weekend

    miniBAR opened on Cinco de Mayo, serving specials and drinks, of course. "We are ramping up throughout the week," promises miniBAR's e-mail announcement, "serving food and our full menu starting this Friday." The grand opening is May 8 and 9 -- and since this spot tucked under the old Village Inn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Rap-Up: What, you didn't know DJ Chonz spun real hip-hop?

    For a lot of hip-hop fans in Denver, DJ Chonz is only known as the afternoon and weekend DJ on the city's "hip-hop" radio station, KS107.5. They don't know he cut his teeth hustling mixtapes at Cinco De Mayo, competing in Regional DMC Championships, and opening up for national artists like The Roots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    By the Way ...

    I forgot to mention this interesting little side note in my blog about Tazo's sneak-preview, media-only dinner on Monday night (which also happened to be Cinco de Mayo)... We arrived a little early and were sipping some tea-infused cocktails when Chef "Goose" Sorensen of Solera appeared suddenly be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    This World, Then the Fireworks

    Those of us who live near Invesco Field are used to humongous, obnoxious fireworks displays this time of year. I'm not talking about the official ooh-aah stuff at Coors and after lacrosse games at the stadium; I like a brief shower of phosphorus as much as the next guy. But the illegal, annoying rac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2007

    Cinco De Mayo Festival

    Slideshow Churros, turkey legs, US Navy recruiters and bootlegged Latin rap CDs. Saturday’s Cinco De Mayo Festival in Civic Center Park proved to be another exciting event for city-dwellers to experience everything that the Mile High Flea Market has to offer – but downtown! But the most popu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2007

    Summer of Peace Begins on Cinco de Mayo

    As pimped out rides with boomin’ systems cruise Federal Boulevard for Cinco de Mayo this weekend, not everyone will be out just to represent Mexican Pride. It’s summertime in the Mile High City, when gunshots ring out with more frequency as gangsters crawl out of hibernation. But not this year ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 29, 2006

    Let's Do Some Crimes

    Repo men on the slowest chase since O.J.

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